Club History

 

In 1946 after World War 2 had finished the Port Lincoln Football League was reformed with three participating clubs. One of these was Lincoln South. the other two being Waybacks and Tasmans. The football club, known as the Eagles, had appointed Gordon ‘ Goog ‘ Hogan as its inaugural captain-coach, although he was forced to leave mid-season after being called upon by North Adelaide.

Dick Hancock took over as coach alongside newly-appointed captain Fred Emms and together the duo led the club to its first premiership under the watchful eyes of President A.R. Schultz, Secretary O. Guy and Treasurer J. Cramwell.

From these humble beginnings, those men and women formed the basis to allow the club to grow to where it is now. Another 11 senior premierships have been won, three of these in 1969, 1970 and 1972 with Grand final loses in 1968 and 1971 to make this our most successful period. Along with premierships in the Reserves and Junior grades there has grown a great mate ship formed by all of the people involved.

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League Premiers: 13 
1946, 1952, 1954, 1957, 1964, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1981, 1983, 1991, 2002, 2023

Mail Medallists: B. King, J. Lewis, M. Barry, N. O'Brien (2), W. Oosterholt, H. Miller (snr.) A. Karatsovalis, K. Rowe, S. Evans, P. White, C. Minns, M. Mazey

200 League Games::
D. Traeger (278), P. White (225) S. Horne (272) N. O'Brien (246) B. Akehurst (206) J. Sinclair (205*) N. Mullan (204) D. Traeger (200) (please note games records are from 1964 onwards)